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I always get these for all my cars. Best blades out there I've found and they last for 5 years. They use a silicon impregnated rubber which makes it never chatter or streak. Also, over time the silicon gets deposited into the glass pores so the windshield starts to act like it has a coat of RainX on it. If you're interested they are called SilBlades and you can learn more & order them here;
http://www.silblade.com/
PS, the Ridgeline take a 24" blade on drivers side and 22" on the other.

To save money PIAA makes an equivalent blade and you just buy the refills to insert into the original housing.

PIAA:
http://www.autobarn.net/piwiblre.html

Silblade:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_p_4_0/104-2833648-2215927?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=silblade&rh=n:14023931,k:silblade,p_4:Silblade&page=1
 

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Another great find. I am going to have to get a set for the Ody. And the Ridgeline when it gets here, of course.
 

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Another great find. I am going to have to get a set for the Ody. And the Ridgeline when it gets here, of course.
Won't work for the ody. Silblade only goes up to 24" and the driver side Ody one is 26". So then, there's another option to get the same. Go to Autobarn.com and get the PIAA refil blades. Same technology, siliconized rubber.

http://www.autobarn.net/piwiblre.html
 

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Thanks. :D
 

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I really like what I've read about these wiper blades and am considering getting them for Jules (my Element). Are they available at any national shops, like Autozone? I'm willing to pay the $22 per blade, but if I can avoid shipping, I will.
 

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I really like what I've read about these wiper blades and am considering getting them for Jules (my Element). Are they available at any national shops, like Autozone? I'm willing to pay the $22 per blade, but if I can avoid shipping, I will.
Never seen the Silblades or PIAA silicone blades in any store.
 

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I thought I would take this opportunity to bump this thread back to the top, and thank Vertrkr for turning me on to these great wiper blades.

I'll have to admit I was skeptical at first, but I'm a convert. I've put them on four vehicles since purchasing them for my truck. If you are like me, you buy some wipers and put them on and they are great for a week or two, and then they (usually the drivers side) start to smear or streak. Not these - six months later and they work as good as new, which is much better than other brands do when they are new.

I ordered my first set from Silblade at $22.00 each plus shipping. Later purchases were made at Amazon for $10.41 each.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search.html/103-6588053-7952617?%5Fencoding=UTF8&node=14023931&brand=Silblade

I may even give them as Christmas gifts!

Thanks Vertrkr :D
 

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Thanks Vertrkr ! Glad to hear about these! just this past week the ones on the RL started chattering like my mother in law :eek:
... kidding on the inlaw... shes a gem, was just a sterotype figure of speech!
 

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Rather than buying new blades, has anyone tried this wipe from 303 - www.autogeek.net/303wiptreat.html? I have this product but have not applied it to the blades yet. They also say you can clean and condition your blades with Stoner's Invisible Glass which is a great windshield cleaner. I'll post a review of the 303 wipes as soon as I use them.
 

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vertrkr said:
I always get these for all my cars. Best blades out there I've found and they last for 5 years. They use a silicon impregnated rubber which makes it never chatter or streak. Also, over time the silicon gets deposited into the glass pores so the windshield starts to act like it has a coat of RainX on it. If you're interested they are called SilBlades and you can learn more & order them here;

http://www.silblade.com/

PS, the Ridgeline take a 24" blade on drivers side and 22" on the other.
Great find vertrkr, as always you're on the leading edge! It really hasn't had a chance to rain here very much but I have bookmarked it when we get ready to change the wiper blades. Thanks a bunch.:p
 

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Anyone have opinion on winter versus regular version of these blades?
I lived in VT for 18 years and owned several ford aerostars. With winter blades the wind would lift them off the windshield. I used them on other vehicles without a problem. They prevent the snow and ice from building up inside the wiper parts that provide the flexibilty for proper conformance to windshield curvature. But its best to change to summer blades when winter is over.
 

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I just put these on my Christmas wishlist. Maybe my wife will buy me a set. I find that usually the OEM wipers are the best on any given car, I have tried many different brands and in the end I am always disappointed, but I am willing to try another one to see if it works out okay. These are certainly no more than the OEM ones and are supposed to last longer.
 

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PIAA has two version on the Auto Barn site. Anyone know the difference?
Anyone used the PIAA and the Silblade? Which is better? PIAA offers a curved option. Are are trucks curved enough for that choice?
 

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